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Final regulations to implement Executive branch policy that, within the framework of constitutional church-state guidelines, religiously affiliated (or "faith-based") organizations should be able to compete on an equal footing with other organizations for funding by the U.S. Department of Education are available.

Policy Guidance

21st Century Community Learning Centers Non-Regulatory Guidance (February 2003)
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The Use of 21st Century Community Learning Center Program Funds - High School Credit. (October 2008)
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Uniform Grant Guidance

Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

It was published in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 75871) on December 19, 2014, and became effective for new and continuation awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. Please note the new regulations do not affect grant funds awarded prior to December 26, 2014, unless funds made available under those grants are carried forward into a new Federal fiscal year or a continuation grant.

If you have questions about ED's implementation and training efforts related to the Uniform Guidance, please email them to UniformGrantGuidanceImplementation@ed.gov

Expanded Learning Time
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Under the ESEA Flexibility Optional Waiver (June 2013)
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Last Modified: 08/18/2015